Saturday, 5 June 2010

Monty Gone

Went back to check on the male Monty's I'd found last week but after walking many Kms around the area it was apparent that the bird had moved on, oh well at least it was a nice day to be walking around! Whilst walking around there was plenty of breeding activity recorded with the highlights including Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Common Buzzard, Corn Bunting, Reed Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Sparrow, Linnet and Goldfinch with tons of Skylark and Meadow Pipit.

A rather jammy vantage point on Friday in Notts was great, I got to sit in the 25degC all day and watch birds! It was like I was being paid to be on holiday! Several good birds were found including Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler and Cuckoo, a pair of Yellow Wagtail were showing very well as they continued to ferry food to their nest in some oilseed rape and several young birds were noted on a small flash including Moorhen, Coot and Mute Swan with 3 very young hatchlings. I also found a couple of Lapwing nests on a material I've not found them nesting on before, bark chippings! They seemed to like this material as there were 4 nests in 40sq m!

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